Aeration / Top Dressing Question

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by TC Lawns, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. TC Lawns

    TC Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I have a customer that wants his yard aerated and top dressed with compost and sand. And also fill in low spots. Is it ok to aerate a bermuda yard this time of year? also, can I use my fertilizer broadcast spreader to top dress the yard? How much compost do I need (? cubic yds per ? square ft.) Any tips from guys that do this alot.....
  2. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,251

    You can figure it out. If you have an 8000 Sq. Ft. yard and apply 1/2 inch of compost, forget the sand, compost is better, you will need 12 cubic yards of material. Your spreader is not going to get it done. As for the rest of your questions, I have no idea as I deal with cool season lawns.
  3. TC Lawns

    TC Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    what do you recommend spreading it with?
  4. TC Lawns

    TC Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    is it too early now (feb.) to topdress? Someone said that it could damage the lawn?
  5. dennys-lawn

    dennys-lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    Only top dress when turf is actively growing. We only use coarse yellow sand for top dressing. Get it from local concrete company. We only add soil amendments if customer has a problem growing desired grass. If you can find or rent a top dresser machine would make application a lot easier. If you need any more pointers send me an e-mail:

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